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Campaign for ENDA in Ohio Picks Up Steam

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Participants at Riverfest in Cleveland sign ENDA postcards

Organizers in Ohio with the Americans for Workplace Opportunity campaign continue to build volunteer teams and engage Ohioans across the state.  Because we do not know when a vote will be scheduled in the U.S. Senate on the Employment Non-discrimination Act, it is important that we act as if every day is the day before the vote.  And in order to meet our end-goal of securing Senator Rob Portman’s YES on ENDA, we know we must activate people throughout the Buckeye State.
 
Over the past week, more than 50 volunteer shifts have been completed at phone banks, canvasses and meetings in cities like Dayton, Columbus, Akron and Bowling Green.  Our five Field Organizers are busy hosting Community Meetings to inform and engage activists in the work.  We’ve already held meetings in Columbus, Cleveland and Dayton.  This week we will host meetings in Bowling Green, Akron and Cincinnati.  And next week we head to Athens.  You can find more information about the meetings below.
 
And of course, in order to send over 10,000 postcards, and patch through over 800 calls to Senator Portman’s offices in Ohio we need a huge volunteer team!  If you are interested in getting involved in any of the work on ENDA in Ohio, we hope you’ll attend an upcoming community meeting or a volunteer night (below).  Or, if you can’t make it to anything yet in person, please contact me at lynne.bowman@hrc.org and I’ll get you plugged in wherever I can.  We need you to make a difference!
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Field Organizer Aaron Fisher collects cards at Cleveland Health and Wellness Festival at the Diversity Center Booth
 
Upcoming Community Meetings:
 
Bowling Green
9/10/2013
5:30p – 8:00pm
Wood County District Public Library
251 N. Main Street
Bowling Green, OH
 
Akron
9/11/2013
7p – 8:30pm
Angel Falls Coffee Company
792 W. Market St.
Akron, OH
 
Cincinnati
9/12/2013
7p – 8:30p
Truth and Destiny Church
4663 Kirby Ave
Cincinnati, OH
 
Weekly Volunteer Nights:


Columbus
Tuesday, 9a – 12m (beginning 9/17)
Thursday, 6p – 8p (beginning 9/5)
Equality Ohio Offices
61 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, Ohio
 
Cleveland (beginning 9/11)
Wednesday, 6p – 8p
Applewood Centers
2525 E. 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Cincinnati (beginning 9/18)
Thursday, 6p – 8p
Location TBD

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Field Organizer Aliya Rahman leads a small group break out during a Columbus community meeting.
 

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